In honour of Daniel Craig’s 44th birthday on the 2nd of March, we take a look at the charcoal suit James Bond wears in the London scenes of Quantum of Solace. This Tom Ford “Regency” model suit is a very dark charcoal—almost black—in mohair tonic, which is a mohair and wool blend. The slight sheen of the mohair tonic suiting adds to the depth. When compared to black, the very dark grey of this suit is slightly more flattering to Daniel Craig’s light complexion and doesn’t look as flat or as serious. Black is not a traditional colour for a business suit, and James Bond usually only wears black lounge suits for mourning.
Like all the other suits in the film, this suit’s jacket has structured pagoda shoulders with roped sleeve heads and three buttons on front with the lapel rolled to the second button. This is known as a button two, show one or a three-roll-two. The suit also has flapped pockets with a ticket pocket, five buttons on the cuffs with the last button left open and double vents. The flat front suit trousers have slide-buckle side-adjusters, straight legs with turn-ups and are hemmed without a break.
The white poplin shirt from Tom Ford has a moderate spread collar, front placket, double cuffs and darts in the back fir a close fit. The tie has white pin-dots on a black and aubergine ground, so the overall look is dark grey with a hint of purple. Bond wears a folded white linen handkerchief in his breast pocket. Bond’s shoes are black punched-cap-toe oxfords from Church’s in their Philip model.
James Bond wears a navy overcoat from Tom Ford over this suit in the previous scene.